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Valentine Brownie Pops

I took my favourite ever brownie batter and baked it into cute little hearts to create these Valentine Brownie Pops! Dunked into melted white chocolate and decorated to your heart's content, your Valentine will love these individual sized pops!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • For the brownies:
  • 3.5 oz (100g) dark chocolate; I always use Green and Blacks
  • 1 stick (113g) unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (200g) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (70g) plain flour
  • 1/4 cup (25g) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • For the chocolate coating/decorating:
  • 1 lb (450g) white chocolate
  • Sprinkles to decorate
  • 6-8 Standard sized lollipop sticks
  • 3 inch wide heart shaped cookie cutter; if you don't have heart shaped pans

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and grease and line a 9x9 inch pan or a baking tin with 6 heart shaped cavities.
  2. Place the chocolate and butter into a heatproof bowl and place in the microwave to melt, 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between to ensure the mixture doesn't burn. Leave to one side.
  3. Place the eggs, vanilla and brown sugar into a large bowl and whisk by hand until well combined and slightly frothy. Leave to one side.
  4. Place the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt into a medium sized bowl and mix with a spoon until everything is incorporated and you don't have lumps of cocoa powder.
  5. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into your egg mixture and whisk until well combined and smooth.
  6. Add in your flour mix and mix until just combined and smooth. Don't beat or overmix.
  7. Pour the mixture into your lined baking pan, or divide the batter between your heart shaped holes, fill them almost level. (You may need to bake in batches if you only have one pan)
  8. For 9x9 pan: Place in the oven for 22-27 minutes until slightly risen, a little puffy and an inserted skewer into the centre comes out with just a few crumbs on. The top will look slightly crackly as well.
  9. For heart shaped pan: Place in oven for 12-16 minutes until slightly risen, a little puffy and an inserted skewer comes out with just a few crumbs on.
  10. Leave to cool in the pan for at least 30 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Once cooled, (if you made a 9x9 inch pan) use your cookie cutter to cut as many hearts from your brownies as possible. Leave to one side.
  12. Place white chocolate into a large heatproof bowl and place in the microwave, in 20 second increments, stirring in between, until melted. Take one of your lollipop sticks and dip the end into your bowl of melted chocolate, then push the lolllipop stick through the bottom of the heart and up into the brownie, leaving around 4 inches outside of the brownie, so you can hold them!
  13. Repeat for all your brownies. Take one brownie at a time and dip into the bowl of melted chocolate, then spoon chocolate all over your brownie pop until it's covered. Turn the pop back upright and let excess chocolate drip off.
  14. You can either place them flat onto a wire rack to set if you don't mind there being lines in one side of your chocolate, OR use the squares in your wire rack and place the lollipop stick into one of the squares and place something (I used a clip-lid container) behind the pop to prop it up straight.
  15. Sprinkle decorations/non-pareils over each brownie pop as desired and then leave the chocolate to set for at least an hour.
  16. Once set, place in little confectionery bags if you want, or keep them in an airtight container in the fridge. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  17. Brownie pops will keep for 3 days.

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Annie of Annie's Noms